Lewis has a 'problem', and it won't go away. He can trace it back to when he and his twin brother Wayne were racing in a stolen car driven by their crazy friend Carl, to when a teenage spin turned to tragedy. Anna on the other hand has a problem mother, Rita, who has suffered a bad fall and who really ought to be cared for by someone other than Vernon (or 'Cabbage' as she calls him), a retired music hall actor. When Lewis searches for relief from his problem, he finds that it becomes entangled with Anna's, and with electrifying consequences. Lewis and Anna strive in their different but now inextricably linked ways to resolve their lives. And in doing so they have to face uncomfortable truths about who they are and what they want. Told against a backdrop of the north Norfolk coast, with its big skies and relentless seas, WINTERTON BLUE is an enthralling novel from the Booker short-listed author of THE HIDING PLACE and REMEMBER ME. In prose that often rises to the sublime, she tells a tender, funny, sad story, one that never lets the reader go.
Author: Azzopardi, Trezza
Publisher: UK: Picador; US: Grove Atlantic; Canadian: Key Porter; German: Berlin; Swedish: Forum